The Close, Salisbury
- Ground floor apartment with private entrance
- 2 bedrooms
- Drawing room; kitchen/breakfast room
- Bathroom; en suite dressing/shower room
- Private south facing terrace; 2 courtyards
- Residents parking; communal grounds
Property SummaryGround floor apartment with its own entrance, a south facing terrace and wonderful views of the Cathedral.
Entrance hall, drawing room, kitchen/breakfast room, two bedrooms, bathroom and shower room. Private south facing terrace, communal gardens with river frontage, parking.
This ground floor apartment forms part of a most attractive Grade II listed period building known as Audley House and retains many interesting details. Described in 1785 as a ‘new genteel brick built dwelling’ it has earlier origins dating back to the 13th Century. The property formed part of the Sarum St Michael College (formally a 19th Century Diocesan Training College) until it was converted in 1979 into residential apartments.
Outside space includes a secluded private terrace. In addition, separated from the more modern parts of Sarum St Michael, it shares approximately three acres of communal gardens leading to the River Avon and meadows beyond. The development has its own caretakers and ample parking for all the residents and visitors.
The gated Cathedral Close is a quiet and secure location and from here it is a short level walk into the city centre with an excellent range of shopping, educational, leisure and cultural facilities. There is a popular theatre, arts centre, cinema and twice weekly market. The mainline station has trains to London Waterloo with a journey time of approximately 90 minutes. The New Forest and the Solent shoreline are both within an easy journey.
From the West Walk the period front door with fanlight over opens into the:
Coat rack and built in cupboard containing meter.
A large well proportioned room with period cornicing, pair of deep tall sash windows with period shutters. Magnificent views of the Cathedral West front and famously tall spire. Telephone point.
A spacious reception room with good ceiling height and double French doors with side windows facing and overlooking the private terrace. Ample space for dining. Wooden floor. Large original fireplace with beam over. Various deep built in storage cupboards and tall open shelving. Telephone point and TV aerial connection.
Fitted with a good range of high and low level storage units, plentiful worktop space incorporating dual fuel hob with extractor over. Built in double oven, space and plumbing for a dishwasher, washer/dryer. Gas fired boiler for central heating and hot water. Telephone point. West facing windows to inner courtyard and beyond.
Long black and white tiled corridor lined with book shelves. Glazed door and windows to sheltered inner courtyard. Wide full height airing cupboard with slatted shelving and lagged hot water cylinder with immersion heater.
Fitted with a white suite of bath with electric shower over, low level WC bidet and wash hand basin. Deep blue tiled walls. Shaver point.
Double bedroom with a sash window. TV aerial point. Door to the:
ENSUITE DRESSING/SHOWER ROOM
Fitted with low level WC, wash hand basin and enclosed electric shower. Full height wardrobe/storage cupboard with double doors. External door to rear courtyard with rambling rose and potted plants.
The apartment has the rare benefit of a private south facing terrace with mature shrubs and trees with a large covered storage area and gate to West Walk. Two additional private courtyards. There are further communal gardens adjoining the River Avon and we understand Sarum St Michael retain the fishing rights. Salisbury Cathedral Close is one of the largest of around 80 acres of tranquil green space. Salisbury was the Sunday Times winner of ‘The best place to live’ in 2019. The author, Bill Bryson, described Salisbury Cathedral and the Close around it as the most beautiful space in England.
Mains electricity, water, gas and drainage are available.
We understand that average speeds of 362Mb are available with M350 Fibre Broadband from Virgin Media.
Band F. Charge for 2020/21 £2,911.46
Leasehold, 125 years from 1979.
Service charge – £4,456.20 for 2020/21.
Ground rent – £35.42 for 2020/21.
By appointment only please through Myddelton & Major, 49 High Street, Salisbury, SP1 2PD.
Tel 01722 337575
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